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Fenway
09-28-2004, 11:36 AM
Having gone to many games at Stade Olympique I am saddened by the death of the Expos. Montreal was a baseball town and starting with the strike and then fire sale of the team the fans hearts were broken. Throw in the fact that nobody in Quebec wanted to be inside in the summer. The Expos never wanted to be in Olympic Stadium, it was rammed down their throats by Mayor Jean Drapeau. The stadium was no where near the Anglo sections of the city where the Expos primary base was located.

Bud Selig has hated Montreal since 1969 when they got the NL expansion franchise and not Milwaukee. The Expos death is on Bud's hands.




Going out with a whimper Offence appears to have already relocated. Marlins 4, Expos 1 Bats remain in slumber as 3,923 fans watch Nos Amours stagger to finish (http://www.canada.com/sports/baseball/exposstory.html?id=fc050bd5-1cb0-446f-889c-90ad100c7313)

Fenway
09-28-2004, 11:47 AM
I will be in Stade Olympique the next 2 nights and I probably will wind up crying. This never should have happened.

More on the death
http://images.theglobeandmail.com/archives/RTGAM/images/20040927/wexpos27_sp/1expos.jpg
A Montreal Expos fan wears a T-shirt reading Save Our Expos as a sparse crowd watches the team start what may be their last homestand ever against Monday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040927.wexpos27_sp/BNStory/Sports/

ewokpelts
09-28-2004, 12:39 PM
Having gone to many games at Stade Olympique I am saddened by the death of the Expos. Montreal was a baseball town and starting with the strike and then fire sale of the team the fans hearts were broken. Throw in the fact that nobody in Quebec wanted to be inside in the summer. The Expos never wanted to be in Olympic Stadium, it was rammed down their throats by Mayor Jean Drapeau. The stadium was no where near the Anglo sections of the city where the Expos primary base was located.

Bud Selig has hated Montreal since 1969 when they got the NL expansion franchise and not Milwaukee. The Expos death is on Bud's hands.




Going out with a whimper Offence appears to have already relocated. Marlins 4, Expos 1 Bats remain in slumber as 3,923 fans watch Nos Amours stagger to finish (http://www.canada.com/sports/baseball/exposstory.html?id=fc050bd5-1cb0-446f-889c-90ad100c7313)There were more people at the emergency makeup games at the cell for the Marlins and Expos two weeks ago.
Gene

Iwritecode
09-28-2004, 01:23 PM
Having gone to many games at Stade Olympique I am saddened by the death of the Expos. Montreal was a baseball town and starting with the strike and then fire sale of the team the fans hearts were broken. Throw in the fact that nobody in Quebec wanted to be inside in the summer. The Expos never wanted to be in Olympic Stadium, it was rammed down their throats by Mayor Jean Drapeau. The stadium was no where near the Anglo sections of the city where the Expos primary base was located.

Bud Selig has hated Montreal since 1969 when they got the NL expansion franchise and not Milwaukee. The Expos death is on Bud's hands.

I hate to sound cruel and heartless but those sound like whiney excuses to me... Didn't want to be inside in the summer? The staduim was too far away?

If the fans wanted to see the team they so dearly loved, they could have made more of an effort. Obviously not enough people cared...

Fenway
09-29-2004, 08:31 AM
I hate to sound cruel and heartless but those sound like whiney excuses to me... Didn't want to be inside in the summer? The staduim was too far away?

If the fans wanted to see the team they so dearly loved, they could have made more of an effort. Obviously not enough people cared...
They cared but their hearts were broken

Last night was brutal, people crying everywhere

Tonight they are expecting 25,000 - 30,000 for the grande finale.
I have spent a lot of time in Montreal and the city has not gotten a fair shake from the US media.
But for anyone who doesn't think Selig had a hand in the killing of this team consider what happened last year,
Late August, the Expos sweep the Phillies in a 4 game series to tie for the wild card and the fans were back. Selig then does NOT allow the Expos to expand their roster. MLB was terrified they would wind the wild card and we all know that a wild card can wind up winning it all.
I don't think there will be a dry eye in Stade Olympique tonight when "The Happy Wanderer" is played for the last time...
I am saddened by the death of the Expos and they have been my NL team since the first time I saw them play at Parc Jarry in 1969. By pure luck I was there for their first game as it was played when the Bruins were in Montreal for the playoffs.
http://www.lesitedeschampions.ca/stadejarrypark.jpg
J'aime aller awandering le long de la voie et quand je vais, de moi de montagne aime chanter mon sac dos sur mon dos Valderee, valderah, Valderee, valderah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, Valderee, valderah, mon sac dos sur mon dos J'aime errer par le jet qui danse au soleil tellement joyeux, il appelle moi viens joins mon chanson heureuse Valderee, valderah, Valderee, valderah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, Valderee, valderah, viennent joignent mon chanson heureuse

Kogs35
09-29-2004, 10:06 AM
They cared but their hearts were broken

Last night was brutal, people crying everywhere

Tonight they are expecting 25,000 - 30,000 for the grande finale.
I have spent a lot of time in Montreal and the city has not gotten a fair shake from the US media.
But for anyone who doesn't think Selig had a hand in the killing of this team consider what happened last year,
Late August, the Expos sweep the Phillies in a 4 game series to tie for the wild card and the fans were back. Selig then does NOT allow the Expos to expand their roster. MLB was terrified they would wind the wild card and we all know that a wild card can wind up winning it all.
I don't think there will be a dry eye in Stade Olympique tonight when "The Happy Wanderer" is played for the last time...
I am saddened by the death of the Expos and they have been my NL team since the first time I saw them play at Parc Jarry in 1969. By pure luck I was there for their first game as it was played when the Bruins were in Montreal for the playoffs.
http://www.lesitedeschampions.ca/stadejarrypark.jpg
J'aime aller awandering le long de la voie et quand je vais, de moi de montagne aime chanter mon sac dos sur mon dos Valderee, valderah, Valderee, valderah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, Valderee, valderah, mon sac dos sur mon dos J'aime errer par le jet qui danse au soleil tellement joyeux, il appelle moi viens joins mon chanson heureuse Valderee, valderah, Valderee, valderah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, Valderee, valderah, viennent joignent mon chanson heureuse
are they also your team since they where once bostons aaa team?

JRIG
09-29-2004, 10:23 AM
I think the Expos, without a doubt, had the best team in 1994. I will always think about what might have been if that season were allowed to continue and they won the series. No guarantees, obviously, but they had a heck of a chance.

Fenway
09-29-2004, 10:32 AM
are they also your team since they where once bostons aaa team?
No Toronto was our AAA

I can drive to Olympic Stadium in under 5 hours and it was my NL fix. I sure as hell won't step foot in the real urinal in Flushing. Haven't been there since October 1986...........

Listening to CKGM and CJAD this morning you hear fans say they wouldn't go back until proper ownership was in place. Their hatred for Selig is very strong. I also listened to french CKAC and while my french is basic, the hurt and anger could be made out.

The english writers still think this not over. MLB still has the RICO case and the Brofman family tried to buy the team back but was refused by Selig.

It is sad what has happened

Links below to Toronto writer who used to be the Expos PR man

What is the most painful thing for one who cares about baseball in Canada, is the horrible and cavalier way that the commissioner's office and the 29 absentee owners of the Expos have treated the fans and permanent staff of a once-proud franchise.
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1096324215280&call_pageid=970599109774&col=Columnist980457773498

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1096409411295&call_pageid=970599109774&col=Columnist980457773498

Kogs35
09-29-2004, 10:36 AM
No Toronto was our AAA

I can drive to Olympic Stadium in under 5 hours and it was my NL fix. I sure as hell won't step foot in the real urinal in Flushing. Haven't been there since October 1986...........

Listening to CKGM and CJAD this morning you hear fans say they wouldn't go back until proper ownership was in place. Their hatred for Selig is very strong. I also listened to french CKAC and while my french is basic, the hurt and anger could be made out.

The english writers still think this not over. MLB still has the RICO case and the Brofman family tried to buy the team back but was refused by Selig.

It is sad what has happened

Links below to Toronto writer who used to be the Expos PR man


http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1096324215280&call_pageid=970599109774&col=Columnist980457773498

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1096409411295&call_pageid=970599109774&col=Columnist980457773498but u got pedro and urbina from montreal not toronto. but anyway what happenes with the expos if those people win the lawsuite?

Blueprint1
09-29-2004, 10:57 AM
I think the Expos, without a doubt, had the best team in 1994. I will always think about what might have been if that season were allowed to continue and they won the series. No guarantees, obviously, but they had a heck of a chance.
I believe the team on the south side of chicago was the better team that year.

DC Sox Fan
09-29-2004, 11:27 AM
team start what may be their last homestand ever against Monday.


The way the 'Spos have been playing lately, I think Monday would win :cool:

It is sad to see the decline and death of a team. I've honestly not been able to (or wanted to) read much about this because I'm trying to get excited about their move here next year, and I don't want to feel too guilty about it :(: I feel for the fans- the true fans, but at the same time, I look forward to getting to know this team much better :D:

Nick@Nite
09-29-2004, 12:19 PM
I personally am thrilled that the Expos are coming to DC, having just moved here 2 weeks ago. I'm a White Sox fan for life, and I'll never trade loyalties to another team. I'm just happy to have MLB that much closer to where I currently live, and will definitely check out the action next year.

And being MLB fan first and foremost, my sympathies go out to those Montreal folks cut from the same bolt of cloth. Considering White Sox history from the end of the 60's to the new stadium issue at the end of the 80's, we Sox fans should feel fortunate this didn't happen to us.

TheBull19
09-29-2004, 03:46 PM
. The stadium was no where near the Anglo sections of the city where the Expos primary base was located.


Spoken like a true Bostonian.

MiamiSpartan
09-29-2004, 05:33 PM
I believe the team on the south side of chicago was the better team that year.
I agree. Everyone always says the Expos would have won the Series that year....I think the White Sox would have given them a run for their money...

Fenway
09-30-2004, 08:56 AM
Montreal paper translated


http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse .ca%2Fsports%2Farticle%2F1%2C154%2C1882%2C092004%2 C804116.shtml&lp=fr_en

Fenway
09-30-2004, 09:28 AM
VIDEO: Adios Expos from Global Quebed (http://www.canada.com/montreal/globaltv/video/0929.html)


http://www.cyberpresse.ca/reseau/bloc/images/24a8099.jpg